|-JUDI M. PHELPS|
|2¾ cup||Flour; sifted|
|2 teaspoons||Baking powder|
|¾ cup||California champagne|
|1 tablespoon||White wine|
|1 cup||Flaked coconut|
|1 pounds||Powdered sugar|
|¼ cup||Light corn syrup|
|½ teaspoon||Almond extract|
|2||Or 3 drops red food coloring|
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and set aside. Cream shortening with 1 cup sugar until fluffy. Blend flour mixture alternately with champagne and mix to a smooth batter. Beat egg whites until stiff and soft peaks form. Fold about half the meringue into the batter, mixing thoroughly with whisk. Gently fold in remaining meringue. Turn into two greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until tested done.
When cake has rested 10 minutes, turn out to cool. When cold, put together with coconut filling. Over boiling water in double boiler, melt marshmallows, butter and wine. Remove from heat and add coconut. Sift powdered sugar in top of double boiler. Add corn syrup and water. Stir over boiling water until smooth. Add the vanilla, salt and almond flavoring. For pink champagne effect, add 2 or 3 drops red food coloring.
Keep frosting warm so it spreads evenly. With spoon, carefully pour fondant over top and sides of cake. Slice marshmallows into 4 rounds each, dip in fondant and place at random on top of cake.
Shared and MM by Judi M. Phelps. jphelps@..., juphelps@..., or jphelps@...
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini
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